6 Rules of Success by Arnold Schwarzenegger

March 1, 2012 § 21 Comments

Arnold’s 6 Rules to Success:

1. Trust yourself

Many young people are getting so much advice from their parents and from their teachers and from everyone. But what is most important is that you have to dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves, who do you want to be? Not what, but who. Figure out for yourselves what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to other people.

2. Break the Rules

Break the rules, not the law, but break the rules. It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if you’re too well behaved and don’t want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box. That’s what I believe. After all, what is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble?

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How To Build A Concept Car

February 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

An exclusive look at the birth of a concept car. For nearly 9 months, The Downshift followed the KIA design team as they worked to create their racing-inspired Track’ster concept, from the first design sketches to the final unveiling at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

I want my own 5 Axis Milling Machine!

On The Brink

January 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

We are the last generation of a dumb society.

The short film, On The Brink, discusses the past, present and future of connectivity. The film features people such as David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud.


January 3, 2012 § 1 Comment


Start your year with a bag!

Demografik is a collaborative venture that partners with artists and designers to produce imaginative and functional products. For now they’ve worked with 5 artists to create some awesome bags!

Participating Artists: Isa Afable, Dex Fernandez, Yeo Kaa, Dan Matutina, and, Val Chua.

Check out http://www.vgrafiks.com/demografik/

Eames: The Architect and the Painter Trailer

January 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

Off Book : Type

October 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Type is everywhere. Every print publication, website, movie, advertisement and public message involves the creation or selection of a fitting typeface. Online, a rich and artistic typographical culture exists, where typefaces are created and graphic design seeps in to every image.

In episode 2 of Off Book, typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling. Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about building identity in messaging, while Eddie Opara uses texture to create reaction. Infographic designers Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza map complicated data sets into digestible imagery, mixing color, graphics and type.